Scotland’s Iconic Film Locations

Scenic highlights from film and television history

Any adventure tour of Scotland will inevitably take in some of the epic scenery that’s made its way onto the silver screen. Scotland is one of the most photogenic countries in the world and has become a firm favourite of location scouts and movie directors. Its diverse landscapes, picturesque towns, and urban centres all make the perfect backdrop.

Period dramas, animated features and science fiction favourites have all made good use of Scotland’s rugged mountains, lush greenery, sandy beaches and rolling hills. We can design a bespoke tour of Scotland that features some of your favourites or ours - including scenes from Harry Potter, James Bond, Outlander, Braveheart, and Game of Thrones.

two girls photographing mountain landscape in private tour of Scotland film locations
the William Wallace Monument in Stirling, on a tour of Scotland's Film Locations
white stone house in Glencoe valley on a private guided tour of Scotland

Outlander

Follow in the time-travelling footsteps of Jamie and Claire and visit the wonderful locations that were used in the filming of this historical romance. Along the way you’ll also explore historic attractions with real-life Jacobite connections, where you can delve into the true story of the Jacobite cause. Midhope Castles (Lallybroch), Blackness (Fort William), Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Drummond Castle & Gardens (Palace of Versailles Gardens), Glen Coe (Opening Credits), Culross (Cranesmuir Village) & Loch Katrine (The magnificent and romantic backdrop in Series 2).

James Bond and Skyfall

Secret Agent James Bond returns to his Scottish roots, with the main part of the action taking place at Bond’s family home, Skyfall Lodge. Scenes were shot in the jaw-dropping scenery of Glencoe and nearby Glen Etive. Follow the iconic Aston Martin DB5 driving sequence through this atmospheric glen surrounded by the rugged peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag. Glen Coe (Iconic Aston Martin DB5 Driving Sequence), Glen Etive (Skyfall House), Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Harry Potter

The iconic Harry Potter novels by Scottish novelist J.K. Rowling follow Harry’s epic adventures as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Experience the Harry Potter magic in Scotland and you will discover the very best of Scotland’s magnificent scenery, myths legends and hospitality. Glenfinnan Viaduct (Hogwarts Express), Glen Coe (Filming location of Hagrid's hut), Rannoch Moor (The great Moor of Rannoch) & Glencoe Village and the Clachaig Inn (A firm favourite of the film crew).

Braveheart

This epic film was loosely based on the story of the legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero William Wallace. The Scottish scenes were filmed in and around Glen Coe, Glen Nevis and the Mamore mountains. The winner of five Oscar Awards, Braveheart is the quintessential film for Scottish landscape cinematography. Loch Leven, Glen Nevis and The Mamore Mountains, Glen Nevis Valley at the foot of Ben Nevis (where the village of Lanark was constructed), River Nevis (location of the barn where the nobles were slain), Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument.

picturesque landscape image of cinematic scenery in Scotland

Private tour: Scottish Highlights & Film Locations